(Closed) How often and how do you clean your white gold ring?

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 32
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192 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I used to work at a well-known jewelry store and here’s what we did (and told people to do at home):

Soak your ring in very warm water with a little bit of dish soap until the water turns cold (at the store we had an ultrasonic and then steam). Then scrub lightly with a soft toothbrush to get into the cracks. Rinse with clean water and you are done!

Rhodium is a coating they put on the rings so they appear really white (white gold is still sort of yellowish). It is electroplated onto the ring. It wears off over time, but how long depends on your body chemistry. I used to recommend no more than once a year because they do have to polish off a tiny bit of gold every time they do it. I only do it when the yellow gets so bad is starts to bother me (once every 2 years or so).

Post # 33
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248 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

We bought an ultrasonic cleaner for about $20 on Amazon and it works wonders. I use it about once every 2 weeks. All it is is a little tub you put warm water and drop of dish soap in and it vibrates out the dirt and dust particles. Love it!

Post # 34
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4410 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010 - Savannah, GA

My emerald cut diamond seems to get dull faster than brilliant cut stones–probably because the step cut allows you to look through the stone. So I clean mine whenever it looks less than sparkly.  I have an inexpessive sonic cleaner that vibrates the cleaner around the ring, so it gets really clean.  

I usually clean it before we go out somewhere with friends… and always before we go to Walmart. The lights at Walmart really make my ring sparkle, so I like to make sure it’s really clean. I always flash it to my husband when we’re in there and say “Look! Sparkles!” haha!

I also have a polishing cloth that I’ll use on it sometimes, but the cloth I have is pretty old and used, so I think I need to get a new one.

 

Post # 37
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4652 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I never clean mine but my grandma does everytime i see her… about once a month to once ever 2 months… But i get my cleaned every 6 months when i go in to get the ring “Checked”

Post # 38
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4108 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Oh, wow! I’m glad I came back to this thread- I had no idea you shouldn’t use toothpaste?!?! I guess I’ll check around & maybe switch to dish soap, that’s what my mom uses…

Post # 40
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1993 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My jeweler said windex and soft cloth, and I typically get it over to them to clean once every 2 months or so….I’ve had my ring for about 6 months, and I rarely take it off, and while it hasn’t turned at all yet, I am DREADING when it does because Tacori won’t let the jewelry store re-dip it.  All work has to be done by them, and they’re slow as death according to the jeweler, and I totally cannot think of what I’ll do when I have to go without it for like 6-8 weeks!  I’m going to die!

I guess I’ll have my wedding ring by that time, so maybe it won’t be as traumatic I think it will!

Another quick note about windex – If you ever have problems getting your ring off of your knuckle, spray a little windex on your finger, and that baby will slide right off, it contracts your skin or something!!! (My ering fits my finger perfect, but it’s hard to get it over my knuckle because it’s a thicker cut. My super tiny wedding band is the same size and slides right over, and the jeweler says that’s because it’s thinner. They suggested windex and it really helps!)

Post # 40
Member
1993 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My jeweler said windex and soft cloth, and I typically get it over to them to clean once every 2 months or so….I’ve had my ring for about 6 months, and I rarely take it off, and while it hasn’t turned at all yet, I am DREADING when it does because Tacori won’t let the jewelry store re-dip it.  All work has to be done by them, and they’re slow as death according to the jeweler, and I totally cannot think of what I’ll do when I have to go without it for like 6-8 weeks!  I’m going to die!

I guess I’ll have my wedding ring by that time, so maybe it won’t be as traumatic I think it will!

Another quick note about windex – If you ever have problems getting your ring off of your knuckle, spray a little windex on your finger, and that baby will slide right off, it contracts your skin or something!!! (My ering fits my finger perfect, but it’s hard to get it over my knuckle because it’s a thicker cut. My super tiny wedding band is the same size and slides right over, and the jeweler says that’s because it’s thinner. They suggested windex and it really helps!)

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